Features

7 East African artists performing at this year’s Ongala Music Festival

Named after the late Remmy Ongala, the event showcases exciting new East African talent.

Riding a wave of emotion: Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan at WOMAD 1985

David Hutcheon explores the significance of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan's iconic show at WOMAD in 1985.

The beauty of simple things: Saul Leiter

American photographer Saul Leiter's work features on the cover of an upcoming Real World release.

Real World at the British Library Sound Archive

The British Library Archive have been recording artists at the WOMAD Festival for over 30 years.

9Bach on keeping the Welsh folk music alive, fresh and evolving

9Bach reflect on 10 years as a band, and adapting Welsh folk music on their debut album.

Track of the Day: ‘Heavy’ by Les Amazones d’Afrique

Les Amazones d'Afrique's new single introduces the band's new members: Niariu, Boy Fall & Jon Grace.

10 things you must check out at this year’s WOMAD Festival

We set you on the right track with ten great tips for this year's WOMAD Festival.

Revisiting WOMAD Select: a collector’s series of unique live recordings

WOMAD Select was a series of recordings capturing unique artists from across the world in performanc...

Sheila Chandra recalls her first visit to Real World Studios

A blog by Sheila as part of Real World Tales, marking the label's 25th anniversary in 2014.

All In The Family

Music journalist Campbell Stevenson takes a look at the relationship between musicians and family.

What is Qawwali? —A Beginner’s Guide

A brief introduction to the music of the Sufi mystics.

République Amazone: Track by Track

Exploring the lyrics of songs from the debut album by Les Amazones d'Afrique

Track of the Day: ‘Meáchan Rudaí’ by The Gloaming

The Gloaming's third album opens with a song based on a poem of the same name by Liam Ó Muirthile.

Entering the sonic world of The Gloaming 3

Music journalist Michael Hann takes a look at the process of creating The Gloaming 3